Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center Named “Partnership of the Year”
The Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) acknowledged A/D Works! with the Partnership of the Year honor in a ceremony held in Steamboat Springs last week. A/D Works! is keeping Colorado’s economy moving forward and improving quality of life for our residents. They are recognized for these outstanding achievements in economic development:
- Initiated a Business Recovery Taskforce for both Arapahoe and Douglas Counties in 2020, encouraging collaborative discussions with economic development, workforce, and local government partners in the Denver South region for business support and recovery efforts related to the pandemic. Both taskforces continue to meet today.
- Led efforts for both Arapahoe and Douglas Counties in the execution and distribution of CARES Act funds and is playing a pivotal role to strategically utilize ARPA funds.
- The entire AD Works! team are passionate partners in the Denver South region and play an integral role in how Economic Development Organizations retain and grow primary employers. AD Works! advocates for and ensures businesses have access to talent, while continuing to explore innovative programs to improve the talent pipeline for businesses in the Denver South region.
“This year’s winners represent the forefront of economic development achievement and premier talent that contribute to the overall health and vibrancy of our Colorado’s communities,” said 2021 EDCC Board Chair and Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, Executive Director, Laura Lewis Marchino.